26 Aug She Should Run – Cyprus – Petra Terzi, Cyprus, 2020, 55’
Title: She Should Run – Cyprus
Genre: Documentary – Feature
Writer – Director – Editing – Production: Petra Terzi
Duration:19’06” and 55’46”
Description: The film explores in depth the recent history of Cyprus including the Turkish invasion (1974), human rights issues and gender equality through the experiences of nine women involved in politics in Cyprus and living in Nicosia -the last divided capital in Europe. Nine women from different parties and political positions have a common goal in their actions: Peace!
Exclusive interviews with the First Lady and the President of Cyprus Republic Mr Nikos Anastasiadis.
More women in elected office means a successful government and a better world. Let’s do it! The mission of this documentary is to expand the talent pool of women running for office in Cyprus and to inspire more women to serve in the community. A nationwide community of women leaders are interviewed in Cyprus. Many are already community change-makers, leaders in their fields or workplaces and local and European office holders.
“She Should Run-Cyprus” is the first documentary of the series “She Should Run- World”.
Starring (in alphabetical order):
ANDRI ΑNASTASIADIS – First Lady of the Republic of Cyprus
NIKOS ANASTASIADIS – President of the Republic of Cyprus
IOSIFINA ANTONIOU – Gender Equality Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus
SKEVI KOUTRA KOUKOUMA – Member of Constituency of Ammohostos , A.K.E.L. , The Progressive Party of the Working People – Left Wing – NEW FORCES
ANTONELLA MANTOVANI – Representative of the LATIN RELIGIOUS GROUP
BENITO MANTOVANI – Former representative of the LATIN RELIGIOUS GROUP
DR. ELENI THEOCHAROUS – Member of DI.SI. in the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – Founder of the “SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT”
DR. ERATO KOZAKOU MARCOULLIS – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Minister of Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus
ANTIGONI PAPADOPOULOU – Candidate of DI.PA. in the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT. Former member of DI.KO. the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
ANNA THEOLOGOU – Independent member of Constituency of Ammohostos
NATASA PILIDOU – Deputy Minister – Deputy Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus
Director’s statement: I believe that Women of all political leanings, ethnicity, and background should have an equal opportunity to lead through elected office. Our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership. With this movie I wish to give a voice to women and inspire more women to decide to run for an office in their community and more people to vote for women at elections.
-Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative. May 2019, Cannes : “Merit Spotlight on Women”
-World Film Fair, Los Angeles 2019: “Best Cultural Film Award”
-Balkan New Film Festival, Stockholm 2019: “Special Jury Prize”
-WRPN Women International Film Festival, USA – “Award of Merit”
– L’HIFF Barcelona International Film Festival 2021 – “Award Spotlight on Women Empowerment”